Future of Privacy: Evaluating the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Light of Contract for the Web

11 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2020 Last revised: 10 Dec 2020

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Rajat Misra

National Law University, Odisha; Bar Council of Delhi

Rajat Grover

The University of Birmingham

Date Written: April 8, 2020


A comparative study of the Personal Data Protection Bill, which will be enacted as India's first data protection law, and Contract for the Web, an initiative of Tim Berners-Lee (the founder of World Wide Web).

The articles 3 & 5 of the contract for the web highlights how data should be protected worldwide. They might be considered too idealistic to implement but they do provide guidelines to the lawmakers seeking to draft data protection laws. The paper compares Articles 3 & 5 of the Contract and relevant sections of the Data Protection Bill, which was to be enacted in April 2020.

This paper explores the history of data protection laws in India and further goes on to provide changes that can be made to the Bill or addition to subsequent rules, to make complete data protection a reality in India, in doing so it not only takes assistance from the Contract for the web but also the current data protection laws in different jurisdictions.

Keywords: Cyber Law, Data Protection, Law, Data Privacy, Electronic Data Privacy. PDP Bill, Contract for the Web.

Suggested Citation

Misra, Rajat and Grover, Rajat, Future of Privacy: Evaluating the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 in Light of Contract for the Web (April 8, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3592363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3592363

Rajat Misra (Contact Author)

National Law University, Odisha ( email )

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Rajat Grover

The University of Birmingham ( email )

Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
United Kingdom

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